Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vespers For A Rainy Night

Raindrops thick as fever fill my window pane--
Between each, the barest space;
Outside, the dampened night streets shine
Like your skin, My Love, and face.

I close my eyes like folded wings--
I search for you and say these things:

Touch me
deeper
Warm me
deeper
Know me
deeper
Take me
deeper

These are my devotions, true and spare--
Like water on glass, I offer my
Profane and perfect prayer.

I know that in the light of day,
Cherished does not mean blessed--
But tonight you are my holiest joy--
Devil take the rest.

I close my eyes like folded wings--
I fill with you and say these things:

Touch me
deeper
Warm me
deeper
Know me
deeper
Take me
deeper

These are my devotions, true and spare--
Like water on glass, I offer my
Profane and perfect prayer.

_____

for One Shot Wednesday #20

33 comments:

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Can I get Ayyyymeeeen and a cigarette?

poemblaze said...

Fanning off, heading for a shower.

razzamadazzle said...

Truly a passionate and sensual poem. Loved it!

Teresa

moondustwriter said...

And that my friend goes deep

a sensible One shot

Moon Smiles

g-man said...

Shay...
It would be passionate beyond comprehension to be loved by you..
Fantastic My Friend....G

marousia said...

Pure passion and desire... and naked

Cloudia said...

mmmmmmmphhhhhh

TALON said...

I'm glad it's pouring rain as I read this - clattering on the sill nearby from an usual (for this area) east wind because it's keeping my mind in the cool zone.

This was sizzling, Shay.

La Belette Rouge said...

You, Tiger-friend, must attend the Church of the Holy Hotness. They don't use that prayer at the Episcopalian church.
xoxo
Weasel-friend

hedgewitch said...

*clutching chest area* must...lie...down now...

seriously, the sense of your love is beautiful as well as erotic,fragile, perfect, the Dream made flesh indeed.You're just as good when you're serious as when you make me laugh.

faye said...

Very very nice.!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wowzers, a "profane and perfect prayer" indeed. This is so full and deep - and prayerful. Someone is very fortunate to be loved by you for sure. I especially love "I close my eyes like folded wings."

Another wonderful poem, Shay. Great writing, as always.I cant get over how prolific you are.And each poem absolutely top notch, not a "less than" one in the lot.

I dont need a shower. I am old and tired. I just nod and smile benignly, and scatter "Blessings, children! Enjoy!" at you young 'uns. Hee hee.

A wonderful prayer of love.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. And I ADORE the title. It is perfection. As is every line thereafter:)

Kay said...

if I were the woman in that picture (which I sooo want to be right now)...

I'd be saying the same thing...

mmmhmmm...

take me deeper, baby! take me deeper!

Susannah said...

Beautiful! :-)

Lydia said...

A poem-a prayer-a chant that belongs right up there with the world's most beloved love poetry.

Tell me, what does it feel like after you have completed a poem like this? I simply cannot imagine the sheer pleasure you must have. At least I hope so, because you sure pleasure your readers.....

Eric Alder said...

Very passionate voice in this one, Shay - such longing!


P.S.
Couldn't you find a bigger pic? ;)

Brian Miller said...

But tonight you are my holiest joy--
Devil take the rest...
great piece shay...i want some of that...

willow said...

So erotic, so holy. Last night was a deliciously rainy night here, as well.

Lynn said...

lol at Amen and a cigarette. :) Very nice -

jen revved said...

simmering, sweltering, musical, beautiful. xxJenne'

Daryl said...

That might become my new mantra ..

drybottomgirl said...

Passion beyond all comprehension...lovely one shot...

mac said...

This nearly melted my screen !
Wow, Shay, I like it! A lot :-)

Suz said...

lordie...that's all I'm gonna say

Steve said...

Effective intimacy/weather toned work. :)

Mama Zen said...

"Cherished does not mean blessed." So true and so beautiful.

Shashi said...

Dear Emily
Your first line 'Raindrops thick as fever..' caught my eyes and hooked me into this verse... and slowly you drove me into a sensuous feel which lingered long after I finished reading it... I enjoyed it so much..


ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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ellen abbott said...

And haven't we all moaned that prayer?

Claudia said...

oh wow - this was passionate - i like the folded wings eyes and the searching

Carrie Burtt said...

You have taken my breath away!...WOW....this is wonderous, and beautiful...i love all the repitition and lovely passion....you ROCK Shay!!

Reflections said...

Beautiful passions pressing ever deeper, within the hearts and presence of the here and now... Very nicely done!

Helena Malheur said...

A passion filled verse -- "These are my devotions, true and spare--" very nicely done!